Josy Barthel

1927 - 1992

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Joseph ("Josy") Barthel (24 April 1927 – 7 July 1992) was a Luxembourgish athlete. He was the surprise winner of the Men's 1500 metres at the 1952 Summer Olympics, and the only athlete representing Luxembourg to have won a gold medal at the Olympics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josy Barthel has received more than 61,426 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Josy Barthel is the 86th most popular athlete (down from 64th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Luxembourg (down from 21st in 2019) and the most popular Luxembourger Athlete.

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Among athletes, Josy Barthel ranks 86 out of 3,055Before him are Myer Prinstein, Igor Ter-Ovanesyan, Jüri Lossmann, Alain Mimoun, Alajos Szokolyi, and Egil Danielsen. After him are Gaston Roelants, Stefka Kostadinova, Naim Süleymanoğlu, Friedrich Traun, Armin Hary, and Gaston Reiff.

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Among people born in 1927, Josy Barthel ranks 146Before him are Per Oscarsson, Odvar Nordli, Tom Bosley, Marianne Fredriksson, Vladimir Shatalov, and Bernard Vukas. After him are Franciszek Macharski, Roger Walkowiak, Hiroshi Teshigahara, Yutaka Taniyama, Carlos Romero, and Vladimir Ilyushin. Among people deceased in 1992, Josy Barthel ranks 96Before him are Allen Newell, Frederick William Franz, Chris McCandless, Richard Hartshorne, John G. Kemeny, and Abbas al-Musawi. After him are Jeff Porcaro, Anthony Dawson, Angela Carter, Banine, Tevfik Esenç, and Willie Dixon.

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In Luxembourg

Among people born in Luxembourg, Josy Barthel ranks 23 out of 69Before him are Charly Gaul (1932), Nicolas Frantz (1899), Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz (1722), Hermann von François (1856), Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Hohenberg (1922), and Michel Théato (1878). After him are Louis Pilot (1940), Xavier Bettel (1973), Baldwin of Luxembourg (1285), Sylvain Arend (1902), Camillo Felgen (1920), and Viviane Reding (1951).

Among ATHLETES In Luxembourg

Among athletes born in Luxembourg, Josy Barthel ranks 1